Admission requirements to the Collaborative PhD with a Specialization in Political Economy are:

  • Registration in the PhD program of one of the participating units;
  • Registration in, or successful completion of, at least one course or comprehensive field with political economy content. This will normally be a course offered by the student’s home unit but could also be selected from appropriate courses in other units. See Selection of Courses for a list of acceptable courses;
  • Selection of a thesis topic with political economy content. The Program Committee will determine, in consultation with the supervisor, if the political economy content of the thesis meets the requirements of the Collaborative Program.

Application Instructions:

Students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the participating units may apply to the Institute of Political Economy for admission to the Collaborative Program. Admission to the program is determined by the Program Committee and will normally take place before the end of the first year of registration in one of the participating doctoral programs.

Applications are normally due October 31st each year, and consist of an application form, a statement of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions and one letter of reference on the official referee form.

You can also download the Program Sheet for more information on the programs IPE offers.

Still have questions? Contact the IPE Institute Administrator!